LSTM virtual seminar: Laurence Westgaph on 'Liverpool Philanthropy, Slavery and Empire'

Event 2 Oct 2020
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Black History Month is celebrated in the UK every October, and aims to identify and champion the history, achievements, and contributions of black people across the world. 

Within Black History Month LSTM is launching a new theme in our Seminar Series: Decolonisation of global health and inequalities in academia.

The purpose of the theme is to stimulate reflection and discussion of how our history shapes inequalities today, what this means for existing structures in global health and what we can do to disrupt power and knowledge asymmetries to strive for a more equitable future. This theme will continue throughout the academic year (2020-2021). 

Sponsored by IPH department and organised by the IPH BAME working group, you're invited for a seminar on by community historian and broadcaster Laurence Westgaph on 'Liverpool Philanthropy, Slavery and Empire'.


Laurence Westgaph is an independent researcher, community historian, writer, broadcaster, and tour guide. He has a particular interest in Liverpool’s role in the slave trade and how its legacies have benefited the city and impacted its built environment, civic, cultural, and educational institutions. Laurence has written on these subjects for Historic England and the architecture journal, Context, and has also advised HE on their Liverpool listed buildings that have a connection to slavery. Royal Institute of British Architects have also benefited from Laurence’s research as he has provided training for their RIBA Liverpool tour guides. Laurence is currently leading on the Liverpool Enslaved Memorial Project, established to create a permanent monument in the city to commemorate the enslaved people who lived, died, and were buried here during the slave trade period. In addition, Laurence is also working on his PhD at the University of Liverpool where he completed his masters.

This seminar will be live-streamed on Microsoft Teams via: LINK

A recording will be made available on the LSTM website the following day

For more information about LSTM and Black History Month click here